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Tribattery Pops, The / Suspicious Package
Album:Suspicious Package Collection:General
Artist:Tribattery Pops, The Added:12/2011

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Add Date:2012-06-16 Pull Date:2012-08-19 

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 16, 2018:Traditions
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-06-15 
Tribattery Pops, a brass & reeds band in NYC, describes their repertoire as “classics from Sousa to Gaga” and you gotta like that! There also are some interesting jazz standards here. It’s sort of stuff you hear at a community picnic or Veterans Day parade. To be honest, the performances range from quite good to quite average (like a fair high-school stage band).

All instrumental. No FCC issues

1 Mid-slow. Easy-going melody on reeds, bottom by trombone & tuba. (2:39)
2 ** Soulful take on a Mingus classic with good sax solos. Compare to Jeff Beck. (5:23)
3 * A fun, pre-jazz march. Bright sound with trumpet, clarinet, glockenspiel. (1:52)
4 Mid-fast. Trying mightily to sound like Copland’s “Rodeo”, but failing. (2:59)
5 Lady Gaga song comes close to being interesting. Dull & clompy with no swing (3:54)
6 * Good treatment of Horace Silver’s wonderful tune. Good ensemble sound. Melody carried by brass and saxes, with little flourishes by flutes & bells. Quite nicely done. (4:29)
7 Lady Gaga again. An oompah band trying to be hip. Comes across as silly. (2:51)
8 ** Fine solos by flute & clarinet, group response from brass. A bit of a dance beat. (2:41)
9 * Cannonball’s very groovy tune. Good solos by tenor sax & trumpet. (2:32)
10 * Spirited George M. Cohan medley (“Yankee Doodle Boy” / “Grand Old Flag”) (1:36)

Track Listing
1.10th 11th 6.Song For My Father
2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 7.Poker Face
3.Wtc Health Clinic March 8.Coming Home Baby
4.Hoedown 9.The Work Song
5.Bad Romance 10.Cohen Celebration